Sea cave hidden in the bluffs at Sunset Cliffs, San Diego. An amazing sunset is seen from the inside and is reflected into the water at the cave entrance.

Sea Cave | Sunset Cliffs

Looking out of a small and hidden sea cave at Sunset Cliffs. A pool of water fills the opening and reflects vibrant sunset skies.

The Story Behind the Photo

I've never felt so happy getting a shot as I did today. I've been dreaming about getting a cave image with an awesome sky for a long time now. Spent many hours doing research online, learning about the tides, scouting out locations in person, figuring out when it's safe to go, and finally standing in a bunch of caves with cold wet feet hoping that the light would be just right.

Well tonight everything came together. I wasn't sure the sky was going to turn out so beautiful. When you're in a 2 ft crack in the wall, you don't have a lot of visibility to the sides. I also didn't want to keep going in and out to see where the sun was on the horizon because that would cause ripples in the water and ruin the reflection. I got to this spot a little after 4pm and the clouds were there but still white and you can never be certain the horizon is going to be clear enough get that beautiful underlighting on the clouds.

As the time for sunset got closer, the clouds went slowly from white to a pale yellow. My heart actually started beating faster -- I haven't felt like this since I was in grad school and had to give my first talk at a conference (you introverts know what I mean). Anyway the clouds turned brilliant orange and I just ripped off a huge number of shots.

First place, International Exhibition of Photography, San Diego County Fair, Large Prints

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